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hold up

(Delay), verb adjourn, arrest, arrest temmorarily, be dilatory, block, brake, bring to a standstill, call a halt, call off, cause a stoppage, cause to arrive late, cause to move with undue slowness, cause to put off to a later time, check, contain, control, cumber, curb, decelerate, defer, detain, deter, detinere, encumber, filibuster, gain time, halt, hamper, hinder, hold in abeyance, impede, immede the progress of, incommode, inconvenience, inhibit, interfere, interrupt, intervene, keep one waiting, keep pending, lay aside, lay under restraint, obstruct, postpone, procrastinate, prolong, protract, push aside, put a stop to, put aside, put off, put off to a future time, put under restraint, repress, reserve, resist, restrain, retard, retinere, set aside, set one back, shelve, slacken, slow up, stall, stand in the way, stave off, stop, suppress, suspend, table, tardare, thwart, undermine, upset, withhold

hold up

(Rob), verb abscond with, abstract, carry away, carry off, commit robbery, compilare, depredate, despoil, divert, eripere, expilare, impress, make off with, maraud, misappropriate, pickeer, pilfer, pillage, plunder, poach, purloin, reave, reive, remove, rob, run off with, sack, spirit away, spoil, stick up, take away, take by theft, take dishonestly, take feloniously, take possession of, take wrongfully, thieve, walk off with, withdraw
See also: adhere, bear, clog, cohere, curb, defer, delay, detain, deter, elevate, encumber, heighten, hinder, impede, keep, last, maintain, manifest, organize, procrastinate, prolong, promote, protract, relax, remit, resist, restrain, rob, stall, steal, support, sustain, uphold, withstand
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Once on, however, we had no real problems as the hold ups were comfortable and needed only a couple of adjustments after driving.
They repaired the damaged main and traffic lights were in operation for a short time during the day, causing some traffic hold ups.
There is no doubt all councils would wish to see this happen to reduce traffic density and eliminate long hold ups, but I doubt short hold ups will ever disappear no matter how good a public transport system is and even if finance was not a problem.